Another reason to vote: a contributor and a candidate

David J. Parker

“Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph.”
– Haile Selassie

If you are Canadian and able to vote in the upcoming election, it might be of interest to you to know that one of our contributors, David J. Parker, is a candidate for the Green Party in Edmonton Central. A 20 year veteran of the Green Party and environmental activism, David has been a vegetarian since 1987, a vegan since 1997, and wrote about his vegan genesis in the last issue of T.O.F.U. Magazine.

Whether or not you’re able to or interested in voting for David, however, please do vote. We are a notoriously apathetic country when it comes to our own political system, but change doesn’t happen on it’s own. There is always the risk that things may make a turn for the worse, but there is also the certitude that things will not improve unless we act. In the end, it is up to each of us to not only be the change we want to see in the world, but also to push for that change. Voting in a flawed system might not be the perfect solution, but it can be a step in the right direction.



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